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Nicolas Laborde

Colombia

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTCOL12706199701
NOCColombia
Born27 Jun 1997 in Bogotá 
GenderMen
ResidenceMontreal, QC, CAN
OccupationStudent
LanguagesEnglish, French, Spanish
Higher educationIndustrial Design - Integrated Centre of Mechanics, Metallurgy and Electricity [CIMME]: Montreal, QC, CAN
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 43.634 16 Mar 2018 Montreal  
    1000m 1:28.633 16 Mar 2018 Montreal  
    1500m 2:21.970 03 Dec 2016 Sherbrooke  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/nicko.labo  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up short track during the 2014/15 season in Montreal, QC, Canada.  
Name of coachMelodie Richaud [club]; Patrick Duffy [club], CAN  
Club / TeamGadbois: Montreal, QC, CAN  
Reason for choosing this sport"I was an inline skater and close to making the international team. But when I was 16, I moved to Montreal [QC, Canada] to learn English, and someone asked me if I wanted to try short track. It became my new passion. I love speed, touching the ice, doing exciting passes."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerCanadian short track skater Steve Robillard. (Athlete, 02 Nov 2018)  
InjuriesHe broke his arm in 2004 and 2013. (Athlete, 02 Nov 2018)  
Memorable sporting achievementBecoming the national junior champion in inline skating in Colombia. (Athlete, 02 Nov 2018)  
NicknamesNicko (Facebook profile, 09 Mar 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Insist, persist, resist and never desist." (Athlete, 02 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolBelgian inline skater and speed skater Bart Swings. (Athlete, 02 Nov 2018)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (elcolombiano.com, 08 Feb 2019)  
Other informationMOVE TO CANADA
At age 16 he relocated from Colombia to Montreal, QC, Canada, in order to study English. Having competed in roller speed skating in Colombia, he was persuaded to try short track once he got to Canada. "There is a big difference between wheels and blades. Most inline skaters switch to long track [speed skating] because it's much more similar to inline in the way you push. Short track is about corners. People back home are proud but they know what I'm doing isn't easy. I travel alone, which is not easy. If I have skate problems., I have to go to another team to fix it. But in a way that's good because you make lots of friends." (isu.org, 15 Apr 2019)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018/2019 World Championships 1000m25  
    2017/2018 World Championships 500m30  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1000m32  
    2017/2018 World Championships Overall36  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1500m37  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1500m41  
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall42  
    2018/2019 World Championships 500m53  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships Overall88  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1000m34  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m37  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 500m40  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m40  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m43  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m43  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m46  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m46  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m47  
    2018/2019 Dresden 500m47  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m58  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m67  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m71  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m75  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m95  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m101  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m111  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m121  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m153